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Obituaries

For Thursday, April 11, 2013


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Walter Kauwilaokeahi Aona
March 11, 2013
Walter Kauwilaokeahi Aona, 87, of Waianae, a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, a retiree from the Naval Ammunition Depot at Lualualei and a Honolulu Police Department reserve police officer, died in Waianae. He was born in Wai-anae. He is survived by son Walter C.K., sister Elizabeth Short and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Lei welcome.

Francisco Flores Balberdi
April 4, 2013
Francisco Flores Balberdi, 93, of Wailuku, a Maui Memorial Medical Center ambulance driver, died in Wailuku. He was born in Urdaneta, Philippines. He is survived by wife Deodina; sons Eddie Agpaow, and Francisco Jr., Benjamin, George, Frederick and Nelson Balberdi; daughters Norma Lista, Camilla Lanse, Cynthia Cuaresma, Francine Williams, Leilani Kealoha, Carol Lopez, Dianna Kaine and Evelyn Balberdi; 43 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. today at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

Florencio Bumanglag Basilio
March 17, 2013
Florencio Bumanglag Basilio, 64, of Eleele, Kauai, a retiree from Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in San Nicholas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Bonifacia A.; son John Mark; daughters Christine Cablingan and Milaflor, Florence and Jennlyn Basilio; brothers Teofilo, Roberto, Felino and Rhomy; sisters Carriedad Villanueva, Lucena Bunsaan and Angela Tayamen; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai, Kauai. Services to follow. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo, Kauai. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

Richard Lawrence Chadwick
April 7, 2013
Richard Lawrence Chadwick, 79, of Kalapana, Hawaii, a retired United Airlines communications manager, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Denver. He is survived by wife Donna K., sons Daren and Damon M., daughter Kate and four grandchildren. Services at noon Saturday at the Chadwick residence in Kalapana Shores West. Casual attire.

Janet Konomu Durrett
March 31, 2013
Janet Konomu Durrett, 84, of Aiea, an educator, died in Hono-lulu. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Bob, sons Stephen and Jonathan, brothers Arnold and Charles Seiji, sisters Judy Montgomery and Ethel Seiji, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Aiea United Methodist Church, 99-101 Laulima St. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Hisashi Fukuda
March 21, 2013
Hisashi Fukuda, 93, of Aiea, a retired Young Brothers sales agent and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace, daughter Kathleen Uyemura, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Victorio Calaro Ganitano
March 11, 2013
Victorio Calaro Ganitano, 94, of Waipahu, a former carpenter at G.A. Thompson Construction Co., died in Waipahu. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Ruben, Rudy, Alexander and Roland Ganitano, and Marcon Aguilar; daughters Zenaida Agno, Hortencia Cabal, Imelda Martinez, Edith Tingey, Letty and Mina Ganitano, and Vangie Ribao; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Bessie Toyoko Hirano
March 26, 2013
Bessie Toyoko Hirano, 94, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed beautician doing business as Central Beauty Salon, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by son Michael J. and caregiver and daughter-in-law June. Private services.

Lemon Holt
March 17, 2013
Lemon "Russ" Holt, 83, of Ho-nolulu, a retiree from LW Holt Bakery and Hawaiian Electric Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol A.; sons Paul, Steven and Charles; daughters Karen and Susan Holt, Ann Wiltbank, Jeanne Brady, Mary Holt-Gosselin and Alice Taum; 28 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services at noon Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Entombment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Hong Yi Suk Won
March 25, 2013
Hong Yi Suk Won, 86, of Dallas died in Dallas. She was born in Pyongyang, North Korea. She is survived by daughters Esther Y.S. Yamashiro, Young Ok Im and Su Yun Sim; brother Suk Tek Hong; sister Suk Ju Hong; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Masao Ito
March 26, 2013
Masao Ito, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Travel Plaza tour driver, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Ayako, sons Yoichi and Albert, daughters Chiyo Ogasawara and Lola Ito, brother Kenjiro, sister Yoshie Sakai, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Aloha attire.

Virginia R. Kam
March 21, 2013
Virginia R. Kam, 86, of Honolulu, a secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Edlin, daughters Colleen Springer and Linell Kam, brothers Carlito and Domiador Racuya, sister Benita Esperas and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe.

Mamoru Kanda
March 29, 2013
Mamoru "Uson" Kanda, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Waialae Country Club head groundskeeper, died in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Larry M., seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kathleen K. Kashiwabara
March 27, 2013
Kathleen K. Kashiwabara, 69, of Lihue died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by brother James and sister Nancy Toyama. Private services.

Patricia Kaslausky
April 6, 2013
Patricia "Pat" Kaslausky, 70, of Kahuku, an outreach counselor, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Robert K. Private services.

Toshio Kawamura
March 28, 2013
Toshio Kawamura, 74, of Hono-lulu, owner of Touchdown Trucking Inc., died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Yoko, son Rodney T., daughter Shirley M. Kawamura Shimizu, sister Hisako Sugio and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

Shoji Kimura
March 24, 2013
Shoji Kimura, 97, of Kaneohe, a retired Kaneohe Elementary School custodian, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by caregivers Leonardo and Francine Bidal. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Richard R. Luis
March 11, 2013
Richard R. Luis, 73, of Portland, Ore., died in Portland. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Candace, son Michael, daughter Michelle Meierotto, sister Charlene and a grandchild. Private services.

Robert J. Marcos Jr.
Feb. 12, 2013
Robert J. Marcos Jr., 58, of Hilo and Waimea, Hawaii, a truck driver in Texas, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Justin Roy; daughters Shannon Hisetake, Andrea Ramos and Cassie Gale; mother Naomi K. Lacerdo Alcosiba; brother Tony Alcosiba; sisters Gale K. Camacho and Alissa L. Kashiwada; caregiver Judy Ebanez; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Naotomo Matoi
March 25, 2013
Naotomo "Neka" Matoi, 94, of Honolulu, a retired federal government painter and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Napoopoo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hazel T. and sisters Kimiyo Kimura and Betty Watanabe. Private services.

Irene Yere Queja
March 9, 2013
Irene Yere Queja, 82, of Wahiawa, a retired Wahiawa General Hospital cook, died in Kailua-Kona. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Irvin, daughter Vivian Dryer, sisters Amalia Yadao and Josefina Igarta, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:45 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1403 A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.Flowers welcome.

Violet Geraldine Rufino
March 30, 2013
Violet Geraldine Rufino, 75, of Hilo, a Hawaiian Regent Hotel waitress, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sister Elizabeth Kapuras. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

Ginger Lee Dee Ruiz
March 28, 2013
Ginger Lee Dee Ruiz, 46, of Kekaha, Kauai, a former salesclerk at a gift shop in Lihue Airport, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by father Alfred G. "Freddy," brothers Maurice and Fredric, and sister Dianna Young. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kekaha. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.<t-1>

Grace Oda Rummel
April 3, 2013
Grace Oda Rummel, also known as Grace Sachiko Oda, 72, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Rudolph J. and daughters Dawn A. Rummel and Lei S.R. Wilmoth. No services.

Norma Larsen Sanford
April 1, 2013
Norma Larsen "Peter" Sanford, 90, of Aiea, a plant physiologist, died at home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by daughters Wendy Thomas and Margit Howell, sister Margit Holsworth and two grandchildren. Private services.

Wataru Shigehara
March 13, 2013
Wataru Shigehara, 93, of Hilo, a retired Mauna Kea Sugar Plantation supervisor, died. He was born in Onomea, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Glen and Keith, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

Jerry Koichi Takahama
April 6, 2013
Jerry Koichi Takahama, 69, of Hilo, a retired mechanic, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by sons Mark, Tad and Cy; daughter Brenda Matsui; sisters June Uehara, Frances Kawauchi, Eileen Tamaru and Michelle Griffin; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Magdalena Guillermo Tamayo
March 27, 2013
Magdalena Guillermo "Maggie" Tamayo, 91, of Kailua, owner of a nursing and long-term care home, died in Pohai Nani. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Rudy W., daughter Florentina T. Orinio, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Parish Kailua. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples.

Katsuma Tanaka
Feb. 21, 2013
Katsuma Tanaka, 101, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Arnold, daughters Edna A. Otsuka and Jane Y. Tanaka, brother Charles M., four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Severina Charlotte Cachola Tangonan
March 23, 2013
Severina Charlotte Cachola "Mitch" Tangonan, 63, of Mililani, a former office manager at Century 21 Home Finders of Hawaii and Aloha Lending Services, died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wilfred S.; sons Sean and Leighton Mitchell; daughter Shannon Taparra; stepson Bradley; stepdaughter Lindsay Amaral; brothers Robert Sue Jr., and Benjamin, Ronald, Gordon, Eugene, Lambert and Benedict Cachola; sisters Lily Beter, Angeline Cominella, Lily-Ann Silva and Lillian Agbayani; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Herbert Terumasa Tatsuno
March 26, 2013
Herbert Terumasa Tatsuno, 80, of Aiea, a retired painter and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by sons Derek and Mark, daughter Joy, brother James and a grandchild. Private services.

Thomas Hideichi Uehara
March 9, 2013
Thomas Hideichi Uehara, 85, of Honolulu, a retired heavy equipment mechanic at Schofield Barracks and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Niulii, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Joyce E.; son Kevin R.; brothers Dennis I., George S. and Wallace S. Uyehara; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Dwight Uyeno
March 24, 2013
Dwight Uyeno, 102, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Kekaha Sugar Co. plantation supervisor, died in Kauai Care Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Yachiyo M., son Ensley, daughter Sharon Eberhart, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Gertrude Fujie Watanabe
March 26, 2013
Gertrude Fujie Watanabe, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Earl M.; daughters Gail A. Hara and Lillian T. Yasuhara; sisters Nancy Hiroki, Satsuki Kodani and Patsy Takaki; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Edith V. Wiltgen
March 25, 2013
Edith V. Wiltgen, 90, of Hono-lulu, a real estate broker, died. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by son Randy, daughter Tracey, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Alzheimer's Association of Hawaii.

Gladys Asako Yakuma
March 5, 2013
Gladys Asako Yakuma, 95, of Waikele, a retired teacher at Olivet Baptist Church Preschool, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by daughters Cathy K.Y. Wong and Lori A. Yakuma, and caregiver Clyde T. Shimabukuro. Private services.






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